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Sofia Coppola Explores Priscilla Presley’s World in ‘Priscilla’

Elvis Presley (Jacob Elordi) notices Priscilla Beaulieu (Cailee Spaeny) immediately at a party, and asks if she’s a senior. “Ninth,” she says sheepishly. At first, he’s not sure what he means. She clarifies, “ninth grade.” He exclaims, “You’re just a baby!”

Tapping his feet by the record player, the international superstar asks Priscilla what the kids are listening to these days.read more.

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Holiday Toys Revisited: The Legacy of American Girl Dolls

If the holidays can be counted on for one thing – regardless of region or cultural moment – it’s turning back the clock for a month or so, and offering up brightly-wrapped nostalgia. Nostalgia literally means the “pain from an old wound,” but today its connotations include both sentimentality and irreverence for the past.… read more.

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Filmmaker Nadine Labaki Believes in the Power of Cinema

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki!

Nadine started her career behind the camera in 2007 when she premiered her directorial debut — Caramel — at the Cannes Film Festival. Before the release of Caramel (a comedy about five Lebanese women set in a beauty salon), Nadine primarily spent her time in front of the camera (starting with a Lebanese talent show TV series as a teenager). read more.

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Spend 2022 in Rosalind Wise’s Vibrant British Meadows

Rosalind Wise meadow calendar 2022This holiday season, we’re excited to introduce Pomegranate, a publishing and printing company that offers its customers “art you can bring home.” In celebration of Pomegranate’s commitment to inclusivity, we’re proud to spotlight some of the brilliant women artists in their catalogue. Read more about Pomegranate below.read more.

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Visual & Poetic Beauty in ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Portrait of a Lady on Fire took the international film circuit — and our hearts — by storm when it premiered in 2019. On Céline Sciamma’s birthday, FF2 Media revisits how the poignant director’s magnum opus has moved audiences over the years.

Starring Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire chronicles the romance between an artist, Marianne (Haenel), and an aristocrat, Héloïse, for whom Marianne has been commissioned to paint a portrait.read more.

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‘Bite Size Halloween’ Brings Horror & Delight from Emerging Filmmakers

Bite Size Halloween still The New Nanny
As you fill your Halloween weekend with haunts, may we suggest you watch Hulu’s Bite Size Halloween, a collection of original horror shorts. 
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